Turning waste into business

Heap of opportunities: Waste in a landfill  PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Heap of opportunities: Waste in a landfill PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Amidst growing concerns about waste disposal and environmental degradation, there are sustained calls for the need to turn waste into business as a broader part of Botswana’s commitment towards value chain development.

Turning waste into business offers an opportunity to find lasting solutions to challenges and setbacks in Botswana’s socio-economic development, given a paradigm shift to sustainable waste management.

The transition towards a circular economy as recommended by the Integrated Waste Management Policy challenges the nation to adopt innovative and sustainable concepts towards waste management by converting waste into valuable resource to enhance livelihoods.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

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